Fish Carved Folk Art Armchair, American, 19th Century

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Fish Carved Folk Art Armchair, American, 19th Century

5,600.00

A highly unusual and beautifully made 19th century American Folk Art hand carved mahogany armchair, newly upholstered with blue and white striped ticking and down-filled loose seat cushion. The cresting at the top of the back of the chair is in the form of two crisply carved fish facing one another. The down swept arms are entirely carved with well detailed fish scales, with fish tails at the top and fish heads at the terminals of each arm. The circular seat is supported by 4 cabriole legs, all carved entirely with fish scale decoration and with projecting dorsal fins at the knees, front and back. The form of this chair is similar to a French Louis XV medallion back armchair, but the decoration and craftsmanship are uniquely American, the work of a skilled artist who made this rare chair as a piece of functional sculpture. While it is mid-19th century in date, the clean lines and clear, crisp carving have a modern feel. We think this chair would be a beautiful accent chair in an entry way, bedroom, living or family room.

Height: 36 3/4"     Width: 24 3/4"     Depth: 23"

$5600

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